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International expert panel – where is NZ in the Climate Change battle?

Aotearoa New Zealand has regularly voiced its commitment to be a world-leader on climate action. But how are we really tracking globally? Are our targets ambitious enough? Is our progress fast enough? What more must we be doing?

Speaker(s)
Sir Jonathon Porritt, Professor Tim Jackson , Sam Mostyn , Dame Therese Walsh, Abby Foote
Date
7:00am — 9:30am, 2 December 2022
Venue
Hilton Auckland
Location
Hilton Auckland, Princes Wharf, 147 Quay Street, Auckland
Price members
$124.00 incl GST
Price non-members
$160.00 incl GST

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Overview

Aotearoa New Zealand has regularly voiced its commitment to be a world-leader on climate action. But how are we really tracking globally? Are our targets ambitious enough? Is our progress fast enough? What more must we be doing?

Hosted by Dame Therese Walsh Chair of the Chapter Zero New Zealand Steering Committee, this breakfast event will feature a keynote presentation from Sir Jonathon Porritt, one of the UK’s leading writers, broadcasters and commentators on sustainable development. He is also the Founding Director of Forum for the Future, a leading international sustainability organisation. In NZ, he is the Chair of the Air New Zealand Sustainability Advisory Panel and Co-Patron of the Aotearoa Circle.

Sir Jonathan will share his vision for a sustainable future, his thoughts on how directors must shape and inform a sustainability agenda, and the opportunities he sees for New Zealand to lead the way in best practice climate governance.

Sir Jonathan will then join a fireside panel discussion with Professor Tim Jackson, Professor of Sustainable Development, University of Surrey & Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity and Sam Mostyn AO, Non-Executive Director and Sustainability Adviser. The panel will be facilitated by Abby Foote and include an opportunity for some audience Q&A.  


Table bookings

Table sales are available for this event for $992.00 incl GST for a table of ten. Subject to availability at the time of booking. For enquiries or bookings, please contact Ferne Blake.


Sir Jonathon Porritt (United Kingdom)

Sir Jonathon Porritt, co-founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK's leading sustainable development charity, with a growing presence in the United States, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth, co-chair of the UK Green Party, and as Chairman of the UK Sustainable Development Commission until 2009, he spent nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers. Sir Jonathan was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2002. He is also Visiting Professor at Loughborough University and UCL. Recent books are 'Capitalism as if the World Matters' (2007) and 'the World We Made' (2013) - which seeks to inspire people about the prospects of a sustainable world in 2050. In NZ, he is the Chair of the Air New Zealand Sustainability Advisory Panel and Co-Patron of the Aotearoa Circle. Sir Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection.

Professor Tim Jackson (United Kingdom)

Tim Jackson is Director of the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), and Professor of Sustainable Development at the University of Surrey in the UK. CUSP builds on Tim's vision over three decades to explore the moral, economic and social dimensions of prosperity on a finite planet. He's advised numerous governments and UN agencies on sustainability. Between 2004 and 2011, Tim was Economics Commissioner on the UK Sustainable Development Commission, where his work culminated in the publication of his controversial book Prosperity without Growth (Routledge 2009/2017). In 2016, he was awarded the Hillary Laureate for exceptional international leadership. In addition to his academic work, Tim is an award-winning dramatist with numerous radio-writing credits for the BBC.

Sam Mostyn AO (Australia)

Sam Mostyn is a non-executive director and sustainability adviser, with an extensive history of executive and governance roles across business, sustainability, and climate change. Sam is the President of Chief Executive Women, and the Chair of Citi Australia, the Foundation for Young Australians, ANROWS, and Ausfilm. She has a long-held interest in climate change and sustainability, currently serving on the board of The Climate Council. She was also a founding supporter and Chair of the women's climate action group, 1 Million Women, and serves on the Australian faculty of the Cambridge University Business & Sustainability Leadership Program. In 2018, Sam was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws by the Australian National University, in recognition of her work as a pioneer of gender inclusion and equity, and leadership in sustainability and climate change. Sam was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2021 for her contribution to business, sustainability, community and women and named Winner – Outstanding Individual, in the Investor Group on Climate Change 2019 Climate Awards.

Dame Therese Walsh DNZM CMInstD

Dame Therese Walsh is an independent director and Chair of Air New Zealand Ltd. and ASB Bank Ltd. and a director of Antarctica New Zealand. She is a former Chair of TVNZ Ltd., Pro Chancellor of Victoria University Wellington, a Director of NZX Ltd., Contact Energy Ltd., NZ Cricket and Save the Children NZ and Trustee of the Wellington Regional Stadium. In her professional capacity, Dame Therese was Head of New Zealand for the ICC 2015 Cricket World Cup, Chief Operating Officer for Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd and Chief Financial Officer at the New Zealand Rugby Union and part of the team that worked on the winning bid to host Rugby World Cup 2011. For her services to sport, she was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2015. She was named the supreme winner of the Women of Influence Awards 2013 and awarded a Sir Peter Blake Trust Leadership Award in 2014. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors.

Abby Foote CFInstD

Abby Foote is a professional director with over 12 years’ governance experience, including publicly listed and Crown companies. Abby has recently stepped down as the Chair of Z Energy Limited and is currently a Director of Freightways Limited, Sanford Limited and KMD Brands Limited. Abby’s previous governance roles include TVNZ, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Transpower New Zealand, Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) and the New Zealand Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA). Abby holds qualifications in both law and accounting with a professional background focused on corporate finance and commercial transactions. Abby is a Chartered Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Directors.

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Contact

Kristyn Chandler-Yates
National Sponsorship and Events Manager

+64 027 207 2592

Kristyn.Chandler-Yates@iod.org.nz

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